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Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

Liane Shaw's book was published in April 2016.

Liane Shaw

Frederick has a lot of rules for himself — like if someone calls him Freddy he doesn't have to answer them, and he only wears shirts with buttons. His mom's rule for him is that he has to use eye contact when he talks to people. Asperger's hides his brilliance in what to most seems just like weird behaviour. But when his friend Angel — his only friend — goes missing and he is questioned by the police, he doesn't have a rule for that. Friendship is a new concept for Frederick, so when Angel asked him to keep a secret no matter what, he agreed. But do the rules of friendship apply when your friend is missing?

Devastated by what she sees as an embarrassing incident at a party and desperate to keep anyone from finding out what happened, Angel has come up with a plan that she thinks will make her life easier. Frederick is her only confidante and her warning to him — don't tell, don't tell, don't tell — might have done more harm than good. (Second Story Press)